Increase in National Living Wage welcomed by MP

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has said the Conservative UK government has shown again it is "on the side of working people" after the Chancellor announced an increase in the National Living Wage. 

Sajid Javid said that there would be a rise of 6.2% to £8.72 an hour from April 2020. 

Banffshire Journal Column 24 December 2019

I would like to start this column by wishing all readers of the Banffshire Journal a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it comes.

I am sure that most people will be hoping for a break from politics over the festive period after the first winter general election since 1935.

Christmas Waste Collections

In the run up to and during Christmas and New Year there will be a lot of waste produced, from card to cardboard and plastic packaging to food packaging and eagerly ripped up wrapping paper.

A vote for the SNP didn't mean support for independence

It has become a feature of recent elections for Nicola Sturgeon to make a pitch to Scots who do not share her enthusiasm for breaking up the United Kingdom.

Voters are told that they do not necessarily have to support independence to back the SNP.

Nicola Sturgeon will never wipe out the Tory voice

David Duguid has launched a scathing attack on the first minister, accusing her of “ignoring” rural communities such as the coastal towns in Banff and Buchan.

In 2017, the Conservative took the constituency from the SNP – overturning a 14,300 majority.

Conservatives hold Banff and Buchan

Banff and Buchan was a closely contested seat in today’s election but retained by Conservative David Duguid.

The constituency threw up one of the most surprising results of the 2017 election when Mr Duguid and the Tories overturned a 14,300 majority to take the seat from the SNP.

MP backs campaign to support local retailers

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has backed a national campaign to support local retailers amid convenience store closures and the removal of cash machines in rural areas.